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Lower Elementary Science
1.4 Measuring Time

You use a scale to measure the length of a book. You use a measuring tape to measure the height of a person. What will you use to measure the time? Can you say the time is 1 inches or 1 feet. No, to measure the time you use a clock. A clock has numbers from 1 to 12 and two hands, the long hand and the short hand. The long hand is called the minute hand and the short hand is called the hour hand.

The clock tells us what the time it is. When you go from your house to the school, the clock tells you how long you took to reach the school. If you want to watch your favorite cartoon on the T.V. at 12 o'clock in the afternoon, the clock will tell you when its 12 o' clock.


Directions: Answer the following questions.
Q 1: What do you use to measure the time?
A cup
A scale
A clock
A thermometer

Q 2: The clock has __________ hands.
three
two
one
four

Q 3: The long hand is called the ____________ hand.
hour
minute

Q 4: The short hand is called the _____________ hand.
hour
minute

Q 5: A clock is used to _____________________.
measure length
measure weight
measure time
measure height

Q 6: A clock is used to measure time. True or false?
false
none
true

Q 7: A measuring tape is used to measure the time. True or false?
false
true
none

Q 8: If you want to see how much time do you take to go from one place to another, what will you look at?
Cup
Tape
Thermometer
Clock

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